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Just looks to good not to go ahead and buy and as long as it performs similar to the F9 what could go wrong.  The infinity face and new head design was enough for me. (the rear exhaust ports was a nice touch as well for winning the beauty contest)  Requested quote from Discount Dans Golf and will be ordering once I get back my price....Best looking driver I've ever seen.  I'm going black/yellow again...gloss just looks fast....

 

Anyone else buying before seeing?  Going with Rogue 60 X and will see if it can outperform the Atmos 7X black...either way I'm in!  I'll add the F9 to my backup bag with my former 945's and RTX wedges....entire new set minus the 3W, 2H, and Ping Zing for 2020.  Happy New Year!

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Pre-ordered the Xtreme 9º Matte Black/White Tour Length with Hzrdus Smoke Black. I have enough shafts whereby I didn't need to pay extra for an upgraded shaft

For this kind of money, I’d want to test it first. With different settings, shafts, and compare it to my current driver.

I got to try it out for a few swings, but not a full fitting. Ended up ordering a Tour length SZ 10.5 matte/white with PX HZRDUS Smoke Green 6.5 (stock, obviously). Can't wait for it to get in!

Good... That’s how I roll as well, lol. I’m thinking of going 9* SZ extreme and setting it at 8*. Maybe a slightly lower launch and spin set up, but hopefully retaining some of the moi of the larger club head.... I’d like to wait until some reviews of the Mavrik and Mavrik SZ come in. That’s the other driver I’m really interested in this year....

Callaway Mavrik SZ Triple 💎9* Aldila Copperhead 60TX
TItleist TS2 16.5* (set to 15.75*) FW Tensei AV Blue 75X
Ping G410 19* Hybrid Evenflow Black 85 6.0
Taylormade p790 4i Project X LZ 6.0

Titleist T100-S 5-GW Nippon Pro Modus 3 130S
Cobra King Black 52* Nippon Pro Modus 3 130S

Cobra King Black 58* Nippon Modus Wedge 115
Scotty Cameron Phantom X 12 Custom 34.5”

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awesome...Callaway makes great stuff but I've never gotten along with their drivers...think its mostly mental for me.  I go weight back at 8*...tried several attempts at weight forward but I need a litlle spin as I've aged and SS has dropped from 110 to 100.  Fairways and tees forward for me these days after hitting the senior amatuer tour...  Club looks great and love the infinity face...that was my biggest gripe was the cutt edges of the F9.... some paint chips and cut tees with that god awful groove they had on the 8 and 9 series.

PS..love those irons you play in your sig...they're sick looking...I'm a Srixon iron guy but dang those bad boys are bada**

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lol...some of us have to keep the golf industry alive...I know their are not really any more gains to be had once you've accepted the fact that it's all maxed out but appearance is still an aphrodisiac for consumers like me...just want a new toy... The F9 was everything I could ask for..like the G30LS, G LS, F9, etc.....  Just love the look and performance I get for my aged game...The rear exhaust ports are fun to look at and the shape is improved and that dang infinity face is addictive with all that milling....

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The f8+ had the chipping problem as well. I can’t tell in the pictures if the face is bigger on the SZ and Xtreme when compared to F9. My biggest complaint with the f9 is the surface area on the face is just so small. I’ve liked how deep and big the face appears on the last couple Cally drivers, I just have not liked the sound at all.... As far as the Forged Tec Black irons go, they look so good and are very underrated. I actually just sold my back up set of them. They had $-taper black shafts, but I just got along better with the modus 105x I have in my other set.

Callaway Mavrik SZ Triple 💎9* Aldila Copperhead 60TX
TItleist TS2 16.5* (set to 15.75*) FW Tensei AV Blue 75X
Ping G410 19* Hybrid Evenflow Black 85 6.0
Taylormade p790 4i Project X LZ 6.0

Titleist T100-S 5-GW Nippon Pro Modus 3 130S
Cobra King Black 52* Nippon Pro Modus 3 130S

Cobra King Black 58* Nippon Modus Wedge 115
Scotty Cameron Phantom X 12 Custom 34.5”

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So is the chipping also on the F9? I bought a brand new one last year and within maybe a dozen rounds the top of the club head near the face had a pinhead size round chip. I DID NOT hit a sky all or even a top of face shot and all the sudden there it was.

I am anal about these things. Just bothers me to know end. Probably should have called Cobra.

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yeah, chipping was a problem with that cut out of the face.  Mine did it on the F9 didn't play the F8 but they look identical.  I did it to mine in multiple places high toe area..  Infinity face solves that defect in design.  I agree w hookasaurous rex in that the F9 looked smaller face compared to the G series I was in before.

 

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Pre-ordered the Xtreme 9º Matte Black/White Tour Length with Hzrdus Smoke Black. I have enough shafts whereby I didn't need to pay extra for an upgraded shaft

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Driver: Taylormade SIM Max 8º (8.75º) w/ Fujikura Motore X F3 65s

Fairway: Taylormade SIM Tour TI (v2) 3w @ 16.4º w/ Diamana TB 70s

Hybrid: Titleist TS3 @ 19º w/ ProjectX Hzrdus Smoke Black 90s

Irons: Miura TC-201 (4-6); MB-101 (7-PW) w/ MMT 105TX (ss*1)

Wedges: Artisan Raw @ 51º, 56º, 61º

Putter: Artisan 0117 Deep Milled

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I ordered the white matte SZ 9 degree tour length with the Ventus Black 6S shaft sight unseen.

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Cobra SZ Tour Length 9.0 with Ventus Black 60 stiff shaft
Callaway Mavrik SZ 13.5 degree with GD Tour AD VR 75 stiff
Callaway Super Hybrid 17 degree with Tensei Pro Orange 80 stiff shaft
Callaway Super Hybrid 23 degree with Tensei Pro Orange 80 stiff shaft
TM P790 5-P with Fujikura Pro 95i shaft stiff tour spec
Ping Glide 2.0 raw 50 and 54 degree wedge 
PM19 60 degree raw wedge
TM Spider X Navy Blue 35 inch with white racing stripe

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I really like the 105x. Pretty much all of the Modus shafts are really smooth. I thought the $-tapers felt very nice as well, but I was just all over the place with them. I’d have a few great shots in a row and feel like I was getting in the groove with them, and then throw out something crazy. I feel like I just throw darts with the 105x.

Callaway Mavrik SZ Triple 💎9* Aldila Copperhead 60TX
TItleist TS2 16.5* (set to 15.75*) FW Tensei AV Blue 75X
Ping G410 19* Hybrid Evenflow Black 85 6.0
Taylormade p790 4i Project X LZ 6.0

Titleist T100-S 5-GW Nippon Pro Modus 3 130S
Cobra King Black 52* Nippon Pro Modus 3 130S

Cobra King Black 58* Nippon Modus Wedge 115
Scotty Cameron Phantom X 12 Custom 34.5”

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 Demo at PGA superstore in Myrtle Beach this week.

 

A little about me for the slower swinging players that this may apply too. I'm 51 and shoot consistently in the low 70's when playing. Only 12 rounds in last year but use to be a pretty good amatuer tournament player. SS has dropped over the years and the belly gets in the way a bit more now but still gamble with the young studs when they will spot me 3.5 strokes or move me up a set of tees. Good ball striker and above avg putter of the ball. HCP fluctuates from 0-3 but depends if I take 3 months or longer off.

Demoed the SZ weight forward in the 9 head stock length driver with Alidla Rogue 70X 60S and Hazerdous 60S mostly all at 9* head...tried the 10.5 head and spin went up 500 or more and quickly moved on as it was topping out at 16.9 launch.  

First up Aldila Rogue 70X 9* head. 142-144 ball speeds 12* launch 242 carry with dispersion L,R, and some down the middle.

Second Aldila rogue 60S 9* head. 145-147 ball speeds 12-13.9 launch 246 carry avg of 6 balls (longest 252, shortest 243). Dispersion almost perfect strait flight with one draw that went 15 left.. (fit me like a glove)

Third Hazerdous 60S 9* head 141 ball speeds 5 shots carry 240-241. Disperson all over the place as I just couldn't feel the head of the club in relation to my swing...never could 'time' it up...not the shaft at all for me.

4th F9 Atomos 7X 8* head draw setting. 145 ball speeds 244 avg carry. Dispersion mostly middle but some left and 2 right.

5th F9 Atomos 7X 9* head std setting 142-43 ball speeds 241 carry avg. Dispersion better with mostly strait and 2 lefts. spin moved up to 2600 avg.

 

Spin

Rouge 70X 2300avg

Rouge 60S 2150 avg

hazardous 2800 avg

My gamer F9 Atmos 2500 avg.at 9* setting

 

I don't think there is a lot of difference in these heads but the Aldila Rogue 60S was definitely paired w SZ 9* weight forward was immediate compatibility. Launch perfect, dispersion was awesome (15 shots all together with this combo...31 total drives before I started tiring. Finished with 2 drives at 248 and 251 and well as they say that was it...no need to look any further. For some reason I just spun the F9 with Atmos 300-400 more and launched a little lower than the Rogue SZ combo. Minor gains but the dipersion and confidence was pretty dramatic for me and my game as a low to mid 70's player on 6200-6500 yd courses that are fairly tight tree lined.

Looks the SZ for me was even better with the infinity face slight shape difference as well but very minute. I did not feel the difference in sound as I've heard others but hey I got hair growing out of my ears now. The feel was awesome if you like the muted sound as I couldn't feel or hear the difference between the two. I hope this helps the 98-102 mph SS WXR's out there.

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I am fighting the urge to order a 9* white with the ventus blue 6x... might make it another week lol. Such will power!

Driver:  Epic Flash SZ 9* w/ Ventus Blue 6X 

Fairway: Epic Flash SZ 15* w/ Atmos Black 7X 

Hybrid: 818H2 19* w/ Tensei White 90  

Irons: King Forged CB w/ KBS $ Taper 130

Wedges: SM7 54 S, 58 M w/ Modus 125

Putter:  California Hollywood 34" Circle H

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I'll see what TXG testing results are before I think about ordering anything this year. I'm not sure my OG Epic can be beat tbh.

SIM Max 9* | Ventus Black 6x

Cobra Big 3 Tour| HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 75 6.5

Cobra Speedzone | Accra FX 2.0 380M5

Titleist 818H1 | Ventus blue 10x (Cobra Forged Tec Black 5i testing)

Cobra Forged Tec Black 6i | AMT X100 Onyx

Cobra Forged CB 6-GW incoming????

Cobra King Black 54/10, 60/08 | S400 Tour Issue Onyx

Custom Atwood

ProV1x

 

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Not a chance. Everyone who has tested it shows basically the same numbers as the F9 which had too much spin for me this season. I play a very low launch, low spin shaft and even had the head hot melted to try to bring the spin down further and just couldn't get there. I'm moving back to Callaway this season. I played Rogues in 2018 and 2019 was a big step backwards going the F9 route. The only winner of the bunch was the F9 Tour 5 wood. That thing is so damn versatile, it's what Callaway wishes their Super Hybrid was.

Titleist TS3 Driver 9.5* Diamana D+ LTD 60 TX
Titleist TS3 Fairway 16.5* Diamana D+ LTD 70 TX
Mizuno MP 18 MMC Fli-Hi 3 Tensei CK Pro White 90 TX
Mizuno MP 18 MMC Fli-Hi 4-5 KBS Tour C-Taper X
Mizuno MP 18 SC 6-9 KBS Tour C-Taper X
Mizuno T20 Raw 46*, 51*, 56* & 61* KBS Tour C-Taper X
SeeMore Nashville z3c Black Mallet
Bridgestone Tour B XS

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I was surprised seeing these in person that I wasn't wowed by the look like I thought I would be from the photos. Where the face meets the crown looked weird to me. That said, it could totally have been due to the lighting in the store which I do know makes some really good looking irons sometimes look not as good. The actual face looks super cool. I hit it and it felt great, but would probably go with the matte black version if I were to buy sight unseen. All of the fairways looked great, though.

Mavrik TripleD 9* Tensei Pro White 60tx
TS3 15*  Tensei Pro White 70tx
SIM 5 wood Tensei White 70x
PING G410 hybrid *22 Accra TZ5 95 M4
PING i210 5-PW MMT 105tx
PING Glide 3.0 50, 56ss
TW11 60
Newport 2 

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Everyone seems to go with the standard SZ model first and don't go beyond that model. I am not a pro, but play to a solid 10 at 59 years old. Trust me; the Xtreme is not a Super Game Improvement driver. It, like the Ping Max, will get a lot of play with the pros. It is much better than the standard SZ model in my opinion. I tried several shafts and ended up with the SZ Xtreme (black/white) at 45", set at 10* with Oban Kiyoshi HB 55 shaft.

Driver: Callaway Mavrik Max @ 10.5* w/PX EvenFlow Riptide 50g
Fairway: Callaway Mavrik Max @ 15.0* w/PX EvenFlow Riptide 60g
Hybrid: Callaway Mavrik Max @ 19.0* w/PX Catalyst 65
Irons: Cobra King SZ (4-SW) w/PX LZ Shafts
Wedges: Callaway JAWS MD5 Tour Grey W-Grind @ 58*
Putter: Odyssey O-Works Marxman
Bag: Cobra SZ Tour RF Stand Bag

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Interesting feedback on the new SZ series so far. Love new drivers as well so I picked up a new F8 for less than a quarter of the price of the SZ. Difference in numbers between the two were minimal.

PXG 0811 XF 10.5* PX Riptide CB

Ping G410 hyb 19* and 26* Alta CB

Srixon Z585 6 - PW Nippon Modus 105

Ping Glide 3.0 50 and 56 Z-Z115

SC Phantom X6

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when's TXG going to test this ? I was not impressed with the Mavrik. So far the SIM is in contention with the SZ.. Mizuno St200 could be interesting but man, they do not even have it up on Mizuno USA website. Duh

Ping G400 LST 8.5 Ozik F6M2/Ozik TP6HD/EVO III FUJI
Cobra LTD PRO / Graffaloy Blue
Cobra F6 Baffler  16 Atmos 7
Cobra F6 Baffler 18.5 Atmos 7
Nike Ignite 7 wood 21*
Ping iBlade 3-pw DG XP S300/Original Nike Blades 3-PW s300
RTX 3.0 50,  Ping 3.0 EYE 54, 58 
Toulon Columbus

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